Connectedness: The Key to Resilience, Inclusion and Excellence

Sometimes weeks accidentally have themes. Last week’s theme was connectedness. On Saturday, I attended a talk on physician resilience at the American Association of Medical Colleges annual meeting. On Monday, I attended a talk on diversity, inclusion and excellence at the University of Chicago Medicine. On Thursday, I participated in a conversation within the family…

Chi-Beria: Where Celsius Meets Fahrenheit

It’s official: it’s too cold to be outside safely in Chicago.  Negative 15 degrees, fahrenheit. Negative 40 degrees with windchill. Chicago Public Schools are closed. University of Chicago cancelled classes. Non-essential personnel, of which I am one, can stay home. Chicago Family Health Center is closed for today. Depending on weather conditions, Tuesday may be another stay-in-my-pajamas…